Assignment 2: The Application Paper
By Wednesday, January 23, 2013, write a 750-word paper using APA standards that includes discussion of the following:
- Describe an example of a television program that you believe clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it.
- In this television program, how are people “labeled” as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling?
- Analyze the deviance, using terms such as primary deviance, secondary deviance, retrospective labeling, and stigma.
- Apply Durkheim’s four functions of deviance to the deviant actions in the television program. What purpose(s) does the deviance play?
Please post your completed paper to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Described a television show that displays social deviance.||
|Identified the people labeled as socially deviant and who labeled them as such.||
|Analyzed the deviance using the appropriate terminology. Applied Durkheim’s four functions of deviance.||
|Related essay writings to the concepts and theories discussed in the textbook and outside resources.||
|Used correct spelling and grammar and appropriate APA format.||